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Cars and houses

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 14 Feb 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    A house up the road from me, which I would guess has a market value of around £200K-£250K, has a brand new BMW M3 (£51K) parked outside and the same goes for a few other houses in the area i.e. the cost of the car parked on the drive is equivalent to around 20-25% of the value of the house. Isn't that a little excessive?

    I've just worked mine out and my car is worth 2.9% of my house. ;)
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It is pathetic isn't it?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Are you suggesting I get a more expensive car? ;)
     
  4. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    If he wasn't, I am. Don't let the neighbourhood down FFS.

    However, all is forgiven if you can confirm that your bike is worth at least 4 times the car :angry:
     
  5. [this sounds like a question from GCSE maths]
    3 of my bikes are each worth the same as my car, which is worth about 1.6% of the value of my house. So, how long is a piece of string?
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I've never understood it. People are prepared to spend over the odds for a car, yet live in comparatively cramped conditions. I'd prefer to put the money into a bigger house. And cycle.
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    That's fine ;)
     
  8. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    .......... and how many pieces of string would it take to reach the moon ;)
     
  9. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I own 3 cars, (ducks to avoid various missiles) anyway the total of all 3 is roughly 50% of the value of my road bike
     
  10. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    Any sentence containing '3' and 'ducks' should be banned. Sorry mr_hippo
     
  11. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Can you get bikes that cost £40,000? ;)
     
  12. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus

    I'm impressed (by the bike!!)
     
  13. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    I'm impressed (by the house!!)
     
  14. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I cocked up my sums earlier and have moved the decimal point.

    Note to self: 2 places to the right, dumkopf!
     
  15. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    There is a mathematical answer to that question - it is twice half the length!